GUN Reason to CC/Carry around the house v.3421

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,284635,00.html
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    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — A 62-year-old Florida man depended on his instincts when a bobcat attacked him, and it paid off — he survived, the bobcat didn't.

    Dale Rippy, a resident of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was pulling trashcans back to his house May 30 when he saw what he thought was a large cat. After realizing the animal was actually a bobcat, he set the trashcans down and prepared for an attack.

    Having grown up on a farm, Rippy said he knew the bobcat would attack when it didn’t run away after seeing him.

    “When it growled, I knew it was going to jump and bite me,” he said.

    The animal then jumped on him and began to scratch and bite. Rippy said he knew if he could get a good hold on the animal, he would be able to choke it, even if that meant letting the bobcat take a couple of bites.

    “I started choking it when got a good hold,” he said. “I choked it ‘til he died. I got scratched up pretty good.”

    Rippy never had to go to the hospital, but was examined at a doctor’s office due to puncture wounds on his stomach and scratches.

    After the attack, his neighbor called the police, who then called animal control. After the animal was inspected, it was found to be infected with rabies.

    Rippy said now, he and his neighbor that helped him after the attack have to have rabies shots.

    “It attacked me because it was sick,” he said.

    Rippy said he has lived in his home 25 miles north of Tampa for 13 years and, although he has seen a panther and other animals in the wooded area behind his house, that was the first time he had ever seen a bobcat.

    He also said those around him were very surprised about the attack and how he saved himself by killing the animal.

    “The bobcat was big enough that it could have really hurt somebody, especially since it had rabies,” he said.
     
  2. vettefan52

    vettefan52 Guest

    lol he fucking choked out a bobcat. crazy bastard
     
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    While not useless, this thread would be wildly enhanced by video
     
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    God damn, that is one badass dude. Oh and choking out bobcat > shooting said cat with carry weapon...as far as bar stories go.
     
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    I would of loved to see the video of him seeing the bobcat and jumping into the ready position for the attack. I bet he had a priceless expression before the attack
     
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    Wesley Chapel, FL? Shit, I didn't know we had bobcats that close!
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Until you have to line up those rabies shots. Those motherfuckers are painful. I'd rather just shoot it.
     
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    Not to mention "yeah, I had rabies once..." I mean that's like icing on the cake and an excellent lead in to possibly the least believable bar story of said evening.
     
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    Until you produce a picture of said bobcat, with bloody hand prints around it's throat, from your wallet.....and pull up your sleeves to reveal the scars:kdubbd:
     
  12. vettefan52

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    yeah, i think rabies shots are HUGE painful shots. definately wouldnt want to get one.
     
  13. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    mother fucking DOT :eek3:

    I do always slightly worry about stumbling upon a pissed off panther though...
     
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    Would you rather die from it?
     
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    travisdb What do you wanna do?

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